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Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante out for three weeks with hamstring injury

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Chelsea say midfielder N’Golo Kante will be missing for another three weeks after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty. The 26-year-old limped out of France’s 1-0 win against Bulgaria last weekend and will be out of action until next month. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says the midfielder will need a scan. Fellow midfielder Danny Drinkwater is “progressing well” ...

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San Antonio Spurs waive Amida Brimah

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The San Antonio Spurs have released Ghanaian centre Amida Brimah as they finalize their roster ahead of the 2017/2018 NBA season. The 7’0 shot blocker was hoping to secure a roster spot with the western conference power house following a summer league stint with the Chicago Bulls and subsequently making the Spurs pre-season roster. Brimah made three pre-season appearances averaging ...

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Yaya Toure warns of ‘big mess’ at Russia World Cup if…

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says next year’s World Cup will be a “big mess” if it is marred by racism and discrimination. Toure, 34, was the subject of racist chants when City played CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in Russia in 2013. He wants to help Fifa and the Russian government tackle the problem in the build-up to next summer’s ...

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U-17 World Cup: Ghana thump India 4-0 to top Group A

NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 12: Eric Ayiah of Ghana #6 celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his team's first goal to make it 1-0 during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 group A match between Ghana and India at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 12, 2017 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Ghana’s Black Starlets proved too strong for hosts India, as they won 4-0 in the final Group A match of the ongoing U-17 World Cup tournament on Thursday. The Starlets needed to win to be sure of a place in the second round, but their great start to the match was not rewarded with goals as their usual trait of ...

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Chelsea interested in Boakye-Yiadom – Reports

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Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, is rumoured to be interested in signing Ghanaian international and Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye. According to GhanaSoccernet, the news has been confirmed by a “credible Stamford Bridge source.” Boakye, 24, has enjoyed an impressive start this season, scoring 10 goals and providing three assists in 16 appearances with Red Star Belgrade. Scouts on their way ...

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New CHAN host to be announced this Saturday

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The Confederation of African Football (Caf) will decide the new hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday. Morocco, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia all bid to replace Kenya who had their right to host withdrawn by Caf due lack of preparations. The international tournament for locally-based players only is due to kick off in January. The choice will ...

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USA eliminated as controversial goal helps Panama to first World Cup

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The United States failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986 after losing to Trinidad & Tobago and a controversial goal for Panama. The US started the night in the third qualifying place but ended up fifth after losing 2-1. Panama jumped up to third after an 88th-minute winner against Costa Rica to reach their ...

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Messi hat-trick sends Argentina to World Cup

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A Lionel Messi hat-trick ensured Argentina came from behind to win in Ecuador and avoid missing a World Cup finals for the first time since 1970. The 2014 runners up began the day sixth in the group and needing a top-four place to qualify automatically. They made a terrible start in Quito, losing a goal inside 38 seconds, but fought ...

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2018 World Cup: Egypt’s President rewards players and coach

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Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has given a bonus of $US85,000 to each of the players who clinched a place at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. A 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville saw them qualify for the global showpiece for the first time since 1990. The president announced the reward on Monday as he met the Argentine coach Hector ...

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High Commissioner to India urges Starlets to bounce back from USA loss

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Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Mike Ocquaye Jnr, has encouraged the Black Starlets team to work hard and recover from Monday’s 1-0 loss to the United States in the U-17 World Cup. The Starlets were undone by a 75th-minute goal from Ayo Akinola after they failed to put away the numerous chances created on the day. The victory sends the ...

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